SPEAKERS

ARC Conference
Steven Furtick

special guest

Steven Furtick

elevation church - charlotte, nc

Pastor Steven Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church based in Charlotte, NC. He holds the master of divinity degree and is the New York Times Best Selling author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, Sun Stand Still, and (Un)Qualified. Pastor Steven and Holly live in the Charlotte area with their two sons, Elijah and Graham, and daughter, Abbey.

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special guest

Justin Dailey

action church - winter springs, fl

Pastor Justin Dailey partnered with the Association of Related Churches (ARC) and a neighborhood clubhouse full of families to form the beginnings of Action Church.  On January 26, 2014, with 714 people in attendance, Action Church was born. In just 3 years, Action Church has seen over 2,000 decisions for Christ, averages 1,800 in weekly attendance, and was named the 19th Fastest Growing Church in 2016 by Outreach magazine. God has given Pastor Justin a vision and a passion for reaching people in central Florida and connecting them to everything God has for their life. He and his wife Stefanie live in the Winter Springs area with their two boys, Bentley and Kingston. If you can’t find Pastor Justin at Action Church, you can find him at a CrossFit gym or at the driving range attempting a PGA tour debut.

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Steven Furtick

7 on 7 Session Speaker

Andi Andrew

liberty church - new york, ny

Andi was born and raised in Spokane Washington, and in 2002 she moved to Sydney Australia where she met, fell in love with and married her husband Paul. Her three eldest children were born on Aussie soil. In 2010, she and her family packed up their lives and moved to New York City to establish Liberty Church, now a growing church with multiple communities in the city. Paul and Andi currently reside in Brooklyn, New York with their four kids (three boys and a little girl): Ezekiel “Zeke”, Jesse, Finley, and Samuel.

She's a 'juggler' like most of us are: wife, mother, pastor, leader, learner, daughter, sister, friend, human being trying to work things out on the journey. She is passionate about seeing people rise up, walk fully in the truth and know their God-given identity. Freedom is her passion, as she has personally been set free from so much because of the relentless love of Jesus. She desires to compel others to step into the freedom that they have access to in Christ - body, soul and spirit. It's a big reason why she launched the She is Free Conference in the spring of 2015.

Currently Andi's life is focused on raising her young family, pastoring Liberty Church alongside her husband Paul, writing her first book and traveling to speak all around the world.

Andi believes that life is what you create it to be. Your identity is not defined by what happens to you. It’s what you learn through your experiences, and what you do with them, that creates your present life and hope filled future.


7 on 7 Session Speaker

Aaron Burke

radiant church -tampa, fl

Aaron and his family moved to Tampa Florida at the beginning of 2013 with a vision of launching a life-giving and dynamic church in one of the most unreached areas of Tampa Bay. With the help of ARC and a lot of prayer, Radiant Church was launched on September 15th, 2013 with 348 people in attendance. Since the launch Radiant has grown to over 1000 in weekly attendance and currently gives over $150,000 a year away to local and foreign missions.


7 on 7 Session Speaker

Dianna Nepstad

fellowship church - antioch, ca

Dianna Nepstad is one of those vibrant women who you meet and immediately want to be friends with, filled with joy and wisdom. She pastors an incredibly diverse, multi-cultural church outside of San Francisco alongside her husband, Shaun Nepstad and their four daughters. She is a communicator of biblical truth and has a great understanding of what it means to have prophetic insight in the seven realms of influence, to be a culture shaper and a community leader with her unique skill set. Dianna still makes sure she pursues her other passions, which include homeschooling her 4 daughters, leading female leadership workshops through PROPEL and creative outlets of music & design. She carries a transparency and honesty which she graciously chose to share openly. Dianna is a great example that reminds us that our backgrounds all look incredibly different, but the path that God has for us within His Church is full of redemption and grace.


7 on 7 Session Speaker

Earl McClellan

shoreline church - dallas, tx

Earl McClellan is dynamic communicator who will leave you inspired. He is passionate about the local and global Church, and loves to empower people to influence the world around them. Earl is the lead pastor of Shoreline Church, a church with campuses in both Dallas and Guatemala. Recently he served as an executive pastor at Shoreline in Austin, Texas, for a tenure of eleven years. Earl and his wife, Oneka, have three children, Parker, Grayson and Elle.


7 on 7 Session Speaker

Jason Laird

sozo church - san francisco, ca

Jason Laird is the Lead Pastor of Sozo Church, a new church in San Francisco, California.

Before planting Sozo Church, Jason served as the Executive Student Pastor of Gateway Church in Dallas, TX under the leadership of Pastor Robert and Debbie Morris. While serving at Gateway Church, Jason provided vision and leadership for the student ministry staff at 6 campuses with a weekly attendance of 2000 students. His team built a national student conference of more than 4500 students from around the nation in only 3 years.

Prior to joining the team at Gateway Church, Jason served for more than a decade in youth and young adult ministry as the Executive Student Pastor at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge.

Jason is a gifted communicator and has traveled throughout the world preaching the Gospel and equipping leaders at conferences and churches.

He married his high school sweetheart, Jennifer, in 2005, and they have two handsome sons, Liam and Nixon.


7 on 7 Session Speaker

JD Ost

church of the hills - nashville, tn

Pastor JD was called to be a pastor after graduating High School in Union City, TN. He moved to Tyler, Texas, pursued ministerial training, and came back home to study communications, and serve the local church. While serving his local church, he met his beautiful wife Leah. After more than a decade in full-time ministry, he and Leah felt a clear call from God to move to Nashville, and plant a life giving church.

In 2013 with a few close friends, around a plate of amazing chocolate chip cookies, the vision for Church of the Hills was born.

Pastor JD is a gifted teacher and communicator. He has a passion for making God’s word relatable and practical. He has a heart for reaching people, and helping them know God, no matter where they are on their journey. He and Leah live in Nashville with their two sons Bekton and Baylor.


7 on 7 Session Speaker

Micahn Carter

together church - yakima, wa

Pastor Micahn Carter is the Lead Pastor of Together Church. God has called him and his wife Pastor April to take risks on risky people, give unending second chances and grace, living beyond themselves to reach their world for Christ.

Pastor Micahn, and his wife Pastor April, have been married for 17 years and have three amazing kids: Micahn II, Alijah, and Dewey. Pastor Micahn loves sports movies, video games, graphic design, fashion, and anything Apple makes. They are determined to make it impossible for people to not know Jesus in the city of Yakima and beyond.

The ARC Lead Team

Greg Surratt

President

Dino Rizzo

Executive Director

Randy Bezet

Bayside Community Church

Rick Bezet

New Life Church

Nick & Christine Caine

Equip & Empower Ministries

Joe Champion

Celebration Church

Herbert Cooper

People's Church

Matt Fry

C3 Church

John Gray

Lakewood Church

Peter Haas

Substance Church

Chris Hodges

Church of the Highlands

Scott Hornsby

Fellowship Church

Matt Keller

Next Level Church

Rob Ketterling

River Valley Church

Miles McPherson

The Rock Church

Todd Mullins

Christ Fellowship

Dale O'Shields

Church of the Redeemer

Benny Perez

The Church LV

John Siebeling

The Life Church

Philip Wagner

Oasis Church

Stovall Weems

Celebration Church